Hello there, my name is Jessica Brown and I'm now a contributor to this blog. I'm proud to be part of such an amazing project. I do have another blog, which is very different from this one. However recently I have been posting about animal cruelty. I had made a post about PeTA and their darker side which I would like to share here as well:
As I have said I joined PeTA yesterday and since been researching it. It has left me feeling quite conflicted. I agree with some of their efforts, I believe animals shouldn't be killed for their skin, animals shouldn't be hunted for fun, all animals should be treated with respect. However, it seems some of PeTA's views are very radical and ignorant.
They believe animals should not be tested on. Which to me is ridiculous, the pro's outweigh the con's. We have made so many advancements with the help of animal testing. PeTA believe animals should not be kept as pets or even used to guide the blind. I won't even comment on such a claim. They believe no animal should be killed for food. Humans have survived by abiding to the food chain. I believe too many animals are killed creating a surfeit. It depends on the individual, would you rather have a surfeit where some are killed for no reason or have meat in abundance.
PeTA kill a lot of animals without reason, with a $33 million annual budget animals should be homed. However, 90% of these are euthanized. They spend too much money on adverts and getting celebrities to join their cause. Maybe this is a case of a Utopian idea that has since become corrupted and disillusioned. Or is it like any organisation, having a some members who push boundaries too far?
I believe they have some good ideas and they have achieved a lot of great things but like everything, they have a fair few dark secrets (that they refuse to comment on). All people with a belief and a goal want to find others who share their way of thinking. They want to group together and discuss their views, protests and actions. We like to be around those who understand us. The people for the ethical treatment of animals provides this, but brainwashes some into adopting anarchistic beliefs.
I feel pretty cheated to be honest and shocked. I held a lot of respect for this organisation.
Feedback and opinions are very welcome :)